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Active Business Services: Why You Should Choose Natural Gas

Have you considered natural gas as an energy source?

Natural gas is one of the safest and cleanest fuels available; it emits less pollution than other fossil fuel sources and is available in abundance. When natural gas is burned, it produces mostly carbon dioxide and water vapor — the same substances emitted when humans exhale.

Comprised primarily of methane natural gas it is the lightest hydrocarbon (a compound of hydrogen and carbon) and cleanest fossil fuel. Natural gas is odorless and colorless, however when it’s burned, it gives off a lot of energy that can be used for cooking, heating, generating electricity and other necessities.

Natural gas has often been praised as a clean energy alternative because it burns more cleanly than other fossil fuels, emitting lower levels of harmful emissions such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxides. In our environmentally conscious day and age, natural gas is emerging as a leader for many reasons, one of which is it produces less greenhouse gases than other fossil fuels do. It also doesn’t produce ash or particulates that cause health problems.



While it is not classified as a renewable resource natural gas is a viable alternative because it’s abundant, relatively inexpensive and easy to use. Natural gas savings allow people to spend less money on energy.  It has even been hailed as a bridge or stop-gap measure as society makes the transition to other energy sources.

Natural gas also boasts versatility, and can be used for a number of things including heating/cooling a home or business, heating water, cooking and drying clothes, powering pool pumps, and so on.

When it comes to efficiency natural gas is hard to beat, 90 percent of the natural gas that enters the pipeline reaches the consumer, meaning a mere 10 percent of the energy is lost in the process.

On the other hand, producing and delivering electricity is 2/3 less efficient. Only 30 percent of the energy used to generate electricity actually reaches your home. This means 70 percent of that energy is lost along the way. Part of it is lost while burning energy to create electricity. The rest is lost in the transmission and distribution of the electricity.

For business owners, making the switch can translate to more money from natural gas savings to run the business. Natural gas appliances are faster and use less energy than electric appliances and most natural gas appliances cost less money to operate than electric appliances.

Also most natural gas appliances work even when the electricity is out which is great for a restaurant owner, or any other type of business owner that relies heavily on industrial appliances.

How do you know if natural gas is right for your business?

Choosing the right energy source is critical for a business’s success, for owners who are looking to save on energy bills without sacrificing convenience and reliability then natural gas is for you. Taking an energy assessment like the one Active Business Services offers can give you a better idea of what your options are and whether natural gas savings are your best choice.

At Active Business Services, we offer a number of cost saving tools to help assure business owners the steady reliability of natural gas without the worry of fluctuating energy costs.

Canada is the fourth largest natural gas producer on the planet, with approximately 18.3 billion cubic feet extracted daily. With volume like that it is no surprise that natural gas is the leading choice of Ontarian homeowners and business owners.